ERIC Number: ED412947
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997
Integrating Information Technology into and across the Curriculum: A Short Course for Secondary Students.
Howe, Eleanor B.
The installation of technology in the school library is only the first step in its effective use by students. Many search engines are not intuitively obvious to users, and students often need help with searching. Systematic formal instruction in electronic search skills is necessary for awareness of library software and competence in its use. The paper focuses on the why, what, when, how, and where of teaching electronic search skills to high school students. Such instruction is necessary to justify the investment in information technology because the evidence suggests that students do not learn to be efficient users of that technology on their own. Concepts, skills, and resources used in instruction should be developmentally appropriate, and students should choose their own topics and utilize the range of thinking skills in Bloom's taxonomy. Information technology may be integrated into the curriculum through a short course for all students offered as part of library skills, computer literacy, or research skills. (Contains 45 references.) (Author/SWC)
Descriptors: Access to Information, Computer Mediated Communication, High Schools, Information Retrieval, Information Skills, Information Technology, Library Instruction, Online Searching, Online Systems, Relevance (Information Retrieval), Research Skills, School Libraries, Search Strategies, Student Research, Technology Integration, Users (Information)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: In: Information Rich but Knowledge Poor? Emerging Issues for Schools and Libraries Worldwide. Research and Professional Papers Presented at the Annual Conference of the International Association of School Librarianship Held in Conjunction with the Association for Teacher-Librarianship in Canada (26th, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, July 6-11, 1997); see IR 056 586.